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Webcast #197 – 2016

Posted July 22, 2016 by D. K. Holm

This week our trio (Marc, DKH, and Erin) discuss the video record of a performance piece, A Space Program, and the Michel Gondry teen road film Microbe & Gasoline, plus a new film by Jia Zhangke, Mountains May Depart, and a great documentary about the director, A Guy from Fenyang. The denial of mortality is… More

Webcast #196 – 2016

Posted July 15, 2016 by D. K. Holm


Four of us managed to get together this week, with the addition of our new reviewer Erin Ruprecht. She is surrounded by today’s host Marc Mohan, Mona Bowen, and D. K. Holm, with producer Jordan Lewis in the background. Among this week’s movies are the female-led Ghostbusters, the new Todd Solondz film, Weiner–Dog, the quasi… More

Webcast #195 – 2016

Posted July 8, 2016 by D. K. Holm

Poster for Bette Davis and Dangerous, part of a series at the NWFC

This week our two sole reviewers discuss a sudden influx of documentaries and other wonders. The titles include Tickled, an investigative story that goes wild, Gurukalem, about meditation, and Zero Days, about a military-use virus that got into the wild. Other films under discussion include The American Side, an indie noir hommage set in Buffalo,… More

Webcast #194 – 2016

Posted June 30, 2016 by D. K. Holm

Our resilient duo of film reviewers this week tackle The Free State of Jones, Central Intelligence, The Shallows, The BFG, Nuts!, Independence Day: Resurgence, Our Kind of Traitor, The Great Game, and a revival of 2001: A Space Odyssey in Cinerama. In addition, Marc Mohan will be interviewing D. A. Pennebacker on stage at the… More

Webcast #193 – 2016

Posted June 24, 2016 by D. K. Holm

Our tidy reviewers leave little debris in their wake.

This week our surviving trio of professional watchers, with one phoning it in, cover the Cleveland-set The Fits, the Louisiana-based The Other Side, the talking head doc about DePalma, the Korean thriller The Wailing, and three more films from the Jewish Film Festival, including Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt.

Webcast #192 – 2016

Posted June 17, 2016 by D. K. Holm

The team took a week off (around Friday, June 17), but before they did, recorded a new podcast valid for Friday June 10, wherein The Idol, Warcraft, 3rd Street Blackout, Conjuring 2, Almost Holy, and In Search of Israeli Cuisine are discussed.

Webcast #191 – 2016

Posted June 8, 2016 by D. K. Holm

Though we weren’t able to talk about Matthew Barney’s River of Fundament, we did get around to Pop Star: Never Stop Never Stopping, Presenting Princess Shaw (both about the music biz), Hockney, about the painter, the beautifully shot Italian film L’Attesa, and revivals of Meek’s Cutoff (shot in Oregon), Raiders of the Lost Ark and… More

Webcast #190 – 2016

Posted May 31, 2016 by D. K. Holm

The big openings this weekend are X-Men: Apocalypse, and Alice Through the Looking Glass, which are team tackles. Also on hand are the Cuban film Viva, the apartment set thriller The Ones Below, the Cannees favorites Dheepan and The Lobster, the revival of an unusual anime film Belladonna of Sadness, and a restoration of Kurosawa’s… More

Webcast #189 – 2016

Posted May 20, 2016 by D. K. Holm

Here are the movies we talk about this week: High Rise, based on the J. G. Ballad novel; Francofonia, an essay film on the idea of the art museum; Tale of Tales, based on Italian fairy tales; The Nice Guys, a comic buddy cop film set in the 1970s ; and Money Monsters, a ripped-from-the-headlines social comment movie about Wall Street. Also… More

Webcast #188 – 2016

Posted May 16, 2016 by D. K. Holm

Tyler's Classics of the Foreign Film

This week our trio is joined by tech chief Jordan Lewis to review such films as the trapped-in-a-course horror film Crush the Skull, the personal drama from Rob Reiner Being Charlie, the French film about filmmaking, Irma Vep, and two Czech films in the recent series, The Way Out and Gangster Ka. Also, the first… More

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